Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. Over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, race horses, children and other treasured heirlooms. In addition, I accept a limited number of commissions each year.

In 2015 I am honored to be the Kentucky Derby Artist.

You may use the links below right to receive my daily paintings via email or to follow my blog with a feed. I post additional info, including in-process jpgs and other related information, on the studio Facebook page as well.

Meanwhile, thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Monday, April 21, 2008

More from the Tags, Toys & Treasures series

CLOCKWISE, FROM UPPER LEFT: "Training Wheels," 6" x 6", depicting dog riding tricycle, acrylic on canvasboard, $149; "Spotty," 6" x 8", depicting vintage wheeled dalmation toy, acrylic on canvasboard, $199; "Shoot the Rapids," 4" x 8", depicting dog in kayak, acrylic on canvasboard, $149; "Dalmation Duckie," 4" x 5", rubber duck disguised as dalmation, acrylic on canvasboard, $114; "Puppy Kindergarten," 6" x 12", depicting dogs seated in schooldesks, acrylic on canvasboard, $219; .

A client has requested a handful of paintings from the "Tags, Toys & Treasures" series for her nursery. She gets first pick out of this group, but I'll be more than happy to create a wait list for anyone else interested. Inquiries (along with requests for higher resolution images) can come to .

These little paintings star vintage toys, mostly Fisher Price Little People dogs and accessories. During the winter months I started painting the Fisher Price dogs as part of a still life assignment. I've enjoyed myself so much that the compositions keep on coming. Even worse - I'm now scouring garage sales and flea markets for more stuff to paint!

I welcome donations to the studio's "toy box." If you have a vintage toy something-or-other that you would like to see painted, drop me a line ( We'll see if I have the item (Fisher Price pull dogs are multiplying like rabbits around these parts, and soon will take over the studio!). If not, we can make arrangements for you to loan your item to me.

A special welcome to all the new readers who found the Painting a Dog a Day project through the wonderful article in Saturday's (Detroit area) Oakland Press. I hope you enjoy the daily paintings, and please don't hesitate to direct questions to me at .

Thanks, as always, for looking.
And for forwarding these paintings to your friends and family!
See you tomorrow,

Kimberly Kelly Santini
distinctive pet portraits
& 4-legged paintings
come. sit. stay.
enjoy the art.

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